Former Texas and Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard is reportedly set to be named Ole Miss' next men's basketball head coach.

Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported the move will be made in 24-48 hours.

Beard has been considered a favorite for the position since Ole Miss fired Kermit Davis on Feb. 24. The move came less than two weeks after prosecutors dropped a charge of assault on a member of a family or household by impeding breath circulation against Beard, who was fired by Texas in January after being accused of choking, biting and hitting his fiancee, Randi Trew, during a December argument.